EPISODE 40 - "Politics Is Personal" Series: "Change their hearts, not our parts" - Alicia Roth Weigel on becoming an intersex advocate
Welcome to a special “Politics Is Personal” episode. We're sharing the stories of our favorite Texas activists and what happens when normals like us are compelled to "do more than nothing."
On this episode, we talk with intersex-y advocate Alicia Roth Weigel, who shares what it felt like to hide the fact that she was intersex for most of her life. Plus, she discusses the challenges of dating as an intersex person and helps us understand the differences between sex, sexuality, and gender. Turns out "male" and "female" aren't such cut-and-dry terms...
Don’t worry, we'll go back to our usual format, and "Political F*ck Marry Kill" will be back next week!
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THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Alicia Roth Weigel, Secretary for Austin Young Democrats, Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Austin, and Intersex Advocate
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LINKS WE MENTIONED:
More about Intersex Awareness Day in Austin:
Join us at Austin City Hall for Intersex Awareness Day at noon on Saturday, October 26:
Not in Austin? Find an Intersex Awareness Day event near you:
Intersex Justice Project: